Bishop Robert Bourgon gives Early Resignation from Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee - Pope Francis Appoints Archbishop Prendergast as Administrator Until a New Bishop is Found

November 30, 2020

Appointment of Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee…

On November 29, 2020, our Holy Father Pope Francis accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee presented by His Excellency Monsignor Robert Bourgon. As a result, Monsignor Terrence Prendergast has now been appointed Apostolic Administrator for the diocese of Hearst-Moosonee until a new Bishop can be provided.

Note the November 30, 2020  letter from Monsignor Terrence Prendergast addressed to the diocese residents.

November 30 2020 - Hearst Diocese - Letter from Bishop Bourgon :

November 29, 2020

On November 16, 2020, Mgr. Robert Bourgon submitted his resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Hearst Moosonee. Holy Father Francis has accepted his request , which will be made public on Monday, November 30, 2020. Mgr. Robert Bourgon’s letter of November 29, 2020 (see link below) provides additional information in this matter.

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Unknown said…
Whatever he decides in the future, I wish for the best for him.💚
Anonymous said…
This man has caused nothing but pain and chaos for many! He should have never been appointed a Bishop!